The new perspective could be generated by a theory

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Unformatted text preview: ent said. Often the words “meaning,” “values,” “vision,” and “goals” appear in the discussion. Predicted Result Client will discuss stories, issues, and concerns in more depth with a special emphasis on deeper meanings, values, and understandings. Clients may be enabled to discern their life goals and vision for the future. Interpretation/Reframing Interpretation and Reframing can provide the client with a new meaning or perspective, frame of reference, or way of thinking about issues. Interpretation/Reframes may come from your observations; they may be based on varying theoretical orientations to the helping field; or they may link critical ideas together. Predicted Result The client will find another perspective or meaning of a story, issue, or problem. The new perspective could be generated by a theory used by the interviewer, from linking ideas or information, or by simply looking at the situation afresh. The Specific Skills of Eliciting and Reflection of Meaning o Meaning issues often become predominant after a person has experienced a serious illness, encountered a life changing experience, or gone through serious trauma o Issues of meaning also prominent among older clients who face major changes in their lives o Reflecting of meaning can also help clients work through issues of daily life Eliciting Client Meaning o Understanding the client is an essential first step o Consider storytelling as a useful way to discover the background of a client’s meaning- making o Clients do not often volunteer meaning issues, even though these may be central to the client’s concerns o Through basic listening sequenc...
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